Seibo Maria: Alcohol-Free Wasabi Bloody Mary

Are you looking to spice up this weekend’s brunch?  Why not shake up a batch of this alcohol-free Wasabi Bloody Mary?  It’s a bold and spicy twist on the classic cocktail that will have your guests raving for more.

This fiery and flavorful mocktail takes the traditional recipe up a notch with the addition of smoky chargrilled lemon and pungent wasabi – a Japanese horseradish known for its sinus-clearing kick.  It’s the perfect drink for those who can take the heat.

This recipe calls for a classic garnish of celery, parsley and olives.  But, if you are aiming to impress, why not elaborate on the presentation with some fancy flourishes?  Juicy prawns or crispy fried onion rings would go down a treat with a hungry crowd.


  • ½ lemon, chargrilled – approx. ½ oz. (15 ml) of lemon juice
  • 1 lime wedge – approx ¼ oz. (7.5 ml) of lime juice
  • 5 oz. (150 ml) tomato juice
  • ½ oz. (15 ml) olive brine
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) wasabi paste
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch of ground pepper
  • 1 pinch of smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch of celery salt + more for the rim to garnish
  • 1 parsley sprig (garnish)
  • 3 green olives (garnish)
  • 1 stick of celery (garnish)
  • Ice


  • Griddle pan (+ stove top)
  • Jigger or measuring spoons
  • Citrus juicer
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail spoon
  • Pint glass


  1. Pour celery salt onto a small plate.
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of the pint glass.
  3. Roll the outer edge of the rim in the celery salt, then fill the glass with ice and put aside.
  4. Heat a griddle until very hot.
  5. Place half a lemon, cut side down, onto the griddle for 2-3 minutes until charred.
  6. Into a shaker, squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime and drop in the used peels.
  7. Add the tomato juice, olive brine, wasabi paste, Tabasco sauce, Worcester sauce, pepper, smoked paprika, and celery salt.
  8. Throw in a handful of ice and shake for 15-20 seconds until the outside of the shaker is very cold.
  9. Strain the mixture into the prepared pint glass.
  10. Garnish with a stick of celery, sprig of parsley, and 3 olives on a cocktail stick.

Tip:  Feel free to experiment with your garnish selection.  The sky’s the limit when it comes to options, but here are some tried-and-tested classics: pickles, jalapeno, pickled asparagus, shrimp, bacon, and/or onion rings.

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Alcohol-Free Wasabi Bloody Mary FAQ

Is this a traditional Bloody Mary recipe?
This recipe is a slight variation on the classic Bloody Mary recipe.  It is alcohol-free and includes some non-traditional ingredients such as wasabi paste and olive brine.

Is this a spicy drink?
Yes, this Alcohol-Free Wasabi Bloody Mary is quite spicy.  However, you can adjust the amount of Tabasco and wasabi paste to adjust the spice level to your taste.

What could be used as a substitute for wasabi paste?
Prepared horseradish could be a good substitute for wasabi paste.  Increase the amount to 1/2 a teaspoon to achieve similar heat levels.  Ensure that you are using grated horseradish and not creamed horseradish sauce.

Is this drink alcoholic?
No, this recipe is alcohol-free.

What is the garnish for this drink?
It has become very trendy to garnish Bloody Marys with an elaborate display of fruits, vegetables, and even snack foods.  In this recipe, the garnish selection is more traditional, including a stick of celery, a sprig of parsley, and 3 olives on a cocktail stick.  But, feel free to garnish the drink however you like!

Can I substitute the tomato juice with something else?
You can try to substitute the tomato juice with another type of vegetable juice such as carrot or beetroot juice.  However, it will no longer be a traditional Bloody Mary.

Do I need to chargrill the lemon?
The chargrilled lemon gives this alcohol-free Wasabi Bloody Mary a smoky flavor, but it is not necessary if you don’t have the time or inclination.  You can simply use freshly squeezed lemon juice instead.

How long does it take to prepare this drink?
It should take less than 5 minutes to prepare this drink once all of the ingredients are assembled.

Is this drink suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Yes, this drink is suitable for vegetarians and can be made vegan if the Worcestershire sauce is replaced with a vegan alternative.

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